Modern Kitchen

How to clean and care for your quartz worktop?

Your quartz worktops are no doubt the pride of your kitchen. The countertop is one of the first things someone notices when they walk into a kitchen and the choice to pick quartz is sure to bring your room together in a beautiful way. You need to keep that countertop as good as the day it came in, so here are some tips to help you work out the best way to clean and care for your quartz worktop.

Do’s

Quartz countertops are more stain and scratch resistant than some options you could pick but they are not completely invulnerable to damage. When it comes to cleaning, you only need simple products to help you bring up a shine.

The absolute best thing you can use is warm soapy water and kitchen towel to bring up a shine afterwards. If you want to use other products, baby wipes are fantastic for a quick wipe down. If you would rather use a spray, opt for a Dettol natural cleansing spray, or Windolene. Remember to leave the Dettol spray for 5 minutes to activate its germ-killing properties and then wipe clean.

For simple, everyday maintenance, we recommend that you prepare ingredients on chopping boards and use coasters or heat protectant pads for any hot dishes. Quartz is not the same as granite, and you need to protect it from heat.

Don’ts

When it comes to maintenance of your quartz countertops, you should not use any abrasive cleaning products on them. These can cause serious damage and stain the surface of your worktops.

Stay away from products like bleach and anything which has a disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide or some similar chemical. The favourite cleaning products of many households are also not suitable for quartz worktops; including Cif, Cillit Bang, and Flash. Anyone who prefers a more natural route for cleaning their home should stay away from mixtures containing vinegar.

Be careful when you are buying wipes too; stay away from citrus ones as they might be too abrasive for the surface. Stick to just plain baby wipes for the best results.

For materials to wipe down your counters with, you should also stay away from abrasive materials like a scouring or scrubbing pad. The gentler you can be, the more success you are bound to have.

Gentle and Careful

With the right treatment, there is no reason why you cannot have the finest kitchen worktops in Ireland! So long as you always remember to place protectors underneath anything hot and use gentle cleaners to keep them clean, your quartz worktops should last a long time.

If you ever run into trouble removing a particularly troublesome stain, don’t hesitate to give us here at C&G Granite a ring on 01 450 7757 for some advice. We are the experts when it comes to quartz countertops and we can tell you what needs to be done to get everything looking beautiful once more!